Harp and Flute Featured in Faculty Recital at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota

(Bradenton, Fla., March 7, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present a faculty recital, “Tangos and Salsas,” featuring Ann Hobson Pilot on harp and Leone Buyse on flute at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.

“Tangos and Salsas” will feature specially chosen selections from the Argentinian music culture such as “Sonata for Flute and Harp,” “Libertango” and “Tanguango,” along with harp and flute solos. Pilot and Buyse will be assisted by saxophonist Prentice Pilot, the harpist’s husband, on “Black Orpheus for Saxophone and Harp.”

Ann Hobson Pilot retired as principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2009. In her extensive solo career, she has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and the Ritz Chamber Players. Pilot also recently retired from the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University, and is now affiliated with SCF along with the Tanglewood Music Center and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Leone Buyse is the Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice University. Formerly a principal flutist of the Boston
Symphony and Boston Pops, and a member of the San Francisco Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic, she has performed with the Juilliard, Tokyo, Brentano and Muir Quartets; Boston Musica Viva; Da Camera of Houston,
and at festivals in Sarasota, Aspen and Norfolk. She has presented recitals and master classes throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

General admission is $8; students and SCF employees $4. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 941-752-5252.

During the construction of SCF’s new Library and Learning Center, parking for SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center will be west of Building 11, in Parking Lot I. Entrance to the auditorium remains on the east side of the building, with a drop-off area directly to the south of the front doors. Signs along 60th Avenue West and the drive lanes on campus guide patrons to the drop-off area and parking.

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